The reason why cricket legend Adam Gilchrist knocked back an offer from the West Coast Eagles

Fox Sports Australia – And it was not because he didn’t like the West Australian powerhouse back when champions like Chris Judd, Ben Cousins, Dean Cox and Daniel Kerr were getting around, but because he supports Carlton.


  • “I was asked by the then chairman of the Eagles to be the No.
  • “They [Carlton] have been loyal to me so I’ll stay with them; I’ll hang in there with them.”
  • During a golden era for Australian cricket, back when Gilchrist crouched behind the stumps to Shane Warne and came in at No.
  • “You could have trained for three hours and everyone would just be cooked and exhausted, but if a footy suddenly bounced out, the energy built,” Gilchrist said.
  • And while Warne shone for St Kilda in the under-19s before becoming the greatest leg spinner of all-time, Gilchrist thinks Ricky Ponting chose the wrong sport to pursue, despite scoring the most test runs for Australia and the second most in the history of the sport.

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